Diamantino (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by
  • Gabriel Abrantes
  • Daniel Schmidt
Produced by
  • Maria João Mayer
  • Justin Taurand
  • Daniel van Hoogstraten
Written by
  • Gabriel Abrantes
  • Daniel Schmidt
  • Carloto Cotta
  • Cleo Tavares
  • Anabela Moreira
  • Margarida Moreira
  • Carla Maciel
  • Chico Chapas
Music by
  • Adriana Holtz
  • Ulysse Klotz
CinematographyCharles Ackley Anderson
Edited by
  • Gabriel Abrantes
  • Raphaëlle Martin-Holger
  • Daniel Schmidt
Maria & Mayer
Distributed byKino Lorber
Release date
  • 15 May 2018 (2018-05-15) (Cannes)
  • 4 April 2019 (2019-04-04) (Portugal)
Running time
96 minutes
  • Portugal
  • France
  • Brazil
Box office$207,290[1]

Diamantino is a 2018 Portuguese fantasy comedy-drama film directed by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt. It was screened in the International Critics' Week section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prize.[2][3]


Premiere association football star Diamantino loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification and the hunt for the source of genius.


  • Carloto Cotta as Diamantino Matamouros
  • Cleo Tavares as Aisha Brito
  • Anabela Moreira as Sonia Matamouros
  • Margarida Moreira as Natasha Matamouros
  • Carla Maciel as Dr. Lamborghini
  • Chico Chapas as Chico Matamouros
  • Hugo Santos Silva as Mouro
  • Joana Barrios as Minister Ferro
  • Filipe Vargas as Helena Guerra
  • Maria Leite as Lucia
  • Manuela Moura Guedes as Gisele
  • Leandro Vieira as Goalkeeper


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 89% based on 52 reviews, with an average rating of 7.52/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "Diamantino casts a singularly surreal eye on an ambitious array of subjects, emerging with a cinematic experience as inscrutable as it is unforgettable."[4] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 73 out of 100, based on 13 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5]


  1. ^ "Diamantino (2018)". The Numbers. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Cannes: 'Diamantino' Wins Critics' Week Grand Prize". Variety. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Cannes: 'Diamantino' Tops Critics' Week Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Diamantino (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Diamantino Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 26 June 2019.

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